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PhilaU Raises $60 Million in Successful Capital Campaign: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University is celebrating the most successful capital campaign in its history, raising nearly $60 million–$20 million more than its goal, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Oct. 16. The campaign, which is supporting initiatives such as student scholarships, new academic programs …

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PhilaU Wins Nexus Innovation Award for Excellence: Philly

Philadelphia University’s Nexus Innovation program of industry partnerships has received the national University Economic Development Association award for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, Philly reported Oct. 10.

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PhilaU Part of City’s Entrepreneurial Culture: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University’s Academy for Municipal Innovation and entrepreneurial-focused academic programs and campus culture are contributing to Philadelphia’s rise as an entrepreneurship hotspot, according to the story in the Oct. 3 Philadelphia Business Journal.

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PhilaU Receives 2014 Facilities Award: Facilities Manager

PhilaU received the APPA’s 2014 award for excellence in facilities management, Facilities Manager reported in its September/October issue. Tom Becker, associate vice president for facilities, talked about the University’s successful efforts to achieve more energy-efficient and sustainable campus operations.

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Jesse Coale Discusses Expanding Role of Physician Assistants: WHYY NewsWorks

Jesse Coale, physician assistant studies program director, was interviewed for a story on the expanding role of physician assistants on WHYY NewsWorks “The Pulse” radio show, which aired Friday, Oct. 3. To listen to the show and read the accompanying story, click here.  

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Janet Brady Shares Expertise on Clothing Storage: Chicago Tribune

Janet Brady, associate professor of textiles and supervisor of PhilaU’s Grundy Materials Evaluation Laboratory, gave advice on how to properly care for and store clothing in an Oct. 2 story in the Chicago Tribune. To read the full article, click here.

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Landscape Architecture Students Discuss Water Pollution on PARK(ing) Day: WHYY NewsWorks

Philadelphia University adjunct professor Jennifer Johnson and landscape architecture students demonstrated the problems of Philadelphia’s combined sewer system on PARK(ing) Day, Sept. 19, WHYY NewsWorks reported Sept. 22. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide event in which city parking spaces are …

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Alumnus Doug Schwab Honored at Specter Center Dedication: Cumberland Times-News

Alumnus Douglas Schwab ’76 was awarded the Joan Specter Award for Alumni Community Leadership at the Sept. 11 dedication of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service, the Cumberland (Md.) Times-News reported Sept. 23.

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President Spinelli Talks About Specter Center, Innovation in Higher Ed: WWDB 860 AM

President Stephen Spinelli Jr. spoke about the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and PhilaU’s unique educational model in an interview Sept. 19 on WWDB 860 AM’s show “Bob Rovner Talks To The Stars.” Listen to the show podcast here.

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PhilaU Dedicates Arlen Specter Center for Public Service: The Roxborough Review

Philadelphia University officially dedicated the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and its newly restored home, Roxboro House, in a Sept. 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony, The Roxborough Review reported Sept. 16.

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